Something You Should Know about Business Strategy


How To Slow Down To Get More Done

January 26, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, author of the book The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being busy in many ways it’s a badge of honor.

 

Christine Carter:
Right? It seems like all of the most impressive people in our world are busy, busy, busy and pressed for time. But that is a big cultural lie.
 


Christine Carter

Time Management Techniques

January 22, 2015

 

Interview with Kory Kogon, author of the book The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being more productive isn’t necessarily about cramming more things into your day it’s about making sure the important things get done. And here’s how you do it…

 

Kory Kogon:
Before the week starts 30 minutes quiet time, think about what’ most important and get them in your calendar.

 


Kory Kogon

How Word Of Mouth Advertising Works - Part 2

January 20, 2015

 

Interview with Ted Wright, author of the book Fizz: Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
10% of the U.S. population are influencers. They’re the ones that tell the rest of us about new cool stuff.

 

Ted Wright:
Influencers are not looking for life-changing miracle things to share with their friends. What they do like to find things that are better. So instead of drinking this beer why don’t you drink this beer because that’s a lot tastier?
 


Ted Wright

What's More Important, Effort Or Talent?

January 21, 2015

 

Interview with Paul G. Stoltz, author of the book GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Grit it’s the thing that fuels our efforts to achieve our goals.

 

Paul Stoltz:
Anything worth going after that you really want to achieve in life frankly comes from grit.
 


Paul Stoltz

How Word Of Mouth Advertising Works

January 19, 2015

 

Interview with Ted Wright, author of the book Fizz: Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Advertising in general is less effective than it used to be in this country simply because there’s so much of it.

 

Ted Wright:
Consumers in the United States are super-smart. We are the most marketed too people on the entire planet earth. On average a U.S. consumer gets hit with about 14,000 commercial messages a day.
 


Ted Wright

Taking Risks In Life

January 16, 2015

 

Interview with Bill Treasurer, author of the book Right Risk: 10 Powerful Principles for Taking Giant Leaps with Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Funny thing about taking risks in life...


Bill Treasurer:

Really it's the risks that you don't take that you tend to regret the most.
 


Bill Treasurer

Women & Negotiation

December 4, 2014

Interview with Linda Babcock, author of Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change

 

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Mike Carruthers:
An interesting difference between men and women is that men tend to ask for what they want, and women don't.

 

Linda Babcock:
I interviewed a woman who was getting her first job after her M.B.A., and she said, "You know I didn't negotiate my salary because I wanted to start out on the right foot with my employer." 
 


Linda Babcock

Simple Negotiating Tactics

November 26, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Stark, author of the book The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need: 101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Everybody negotiates all the time.

 

Peter Stark:
Every time you communicate with the intent to change the relationship some way, you're negotiating.
 


Peter Stark

Strategies For Success

November 20, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…

 

Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.
 


Alan C. Fox

How To Listen Better Than You Have Before

November 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the book The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (BK Business)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any important conversation you have it’s important to remember that…

 

Dr. Marcia Reynolds:
Listening is the most important piece of a conversation. So many people like rehearse what it is I’m going to say and it never turns out the way you think it is anyway.
 


Dr. Marcia Reynolds

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